BurkTech Players Prepare for Upcoming Performance

By Megan Reyna As Morgan Brundett anxiously watched her fellow company members rehearse the opening scene of her play, a theatre major in the crowd reassured her, saying “part of theater is being uncomfortable.” Brundett is a transition student at the Burkhart Center for Autism Education and Research and the first BurkTech Player on the […]

Celebrating Differences

By Emily Hamilton Texas Tech’s Burkhart Center for Autism Education and Research is gearing up to celebrate Autism Awareness Month in April. Kelly Golden, a project coordinator at the center, said one of the upcoming events is the “What Matters” conference, scheduled for April 22-23. The conference will serve as a venue where parents can network and share experiences […]

New Quiznos Gives Autistic Students Real-World Job Experience

James Pugh has had many different jobs over the years, but he admits to leaving most of them due to discrimination against his disability. “I don’t like to use the word ‘disability,’” said the 23-year-old student from St. Louis, Mo. “I say, ‘I’ve been diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome,’ but I don’t use it as a […]

Piecing the Autism Puzzles Together

When Teresa Foster describes her son, 12-year-old Hunter, one can tell she has nothing but unconditional love for him. Foster will tell anyone she encounters how she adores his hugs, how he can read, write, and play games, and even when he gets lost to the conventions and graces of a polite society, he’s content […]

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